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BISE Kohat Board / BISE Kohat Board 10th Class Result 2017
« Last post by AKBAR on June 22, 2017, 07:03:10 PM »
BISE Kohat Board 10th Class Result 2017
کوہاٹ بورڈ کے سرکاری اعلان کے مطابق
میٹرک سال 2017 کے نتائج کا اعلان  کل  23 جون بروز جمعہ المبارک صبح  دس بجے کیا جائے گا۔
اور رزلٹ بورڈ کی سرکاری ویب سائٹ پر آن لائن دستیاب ہوگا۔
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اس کے علاوہ موبائل فون سے بھی اپنا رزلٹ معلوم کیا جاسکتا ہے ۔
جب کہ گزٹ بک صبح 8 بجے سے متعلقہ کیمپ آفسز سے حاصل کی جا  سکے گی

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 جو بورڈ کے حدود میں واقع نیشنل بنک کے کسی بھی برانچ میں سیکرٹری بورڈ کے نام پر جمع کی جاسکتی ہے۔
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Education News from Sindh / Education concerns
« Last post by sb on June 19, 2017, 09:44:33 AM »
Education concerns
Islamabad:June 19:A LONG time ago, I was in a quandary. I’d obtained basic academic qualifications, attempted a professional degree, and needed to figure out a career path. And while I did that, my far-from-impressed parents insisted that I get a job.

So I took the path trod by thousands of young women in urban Pakistan. I got a job as the class teacher for Grades 2 and 3 at one of Islamabad’s up and coming private schools — this was no middling-level school of dubious standards.

Today, I must ask: what qualified me to be the primary person handling the teaching of multiple subjects to seven- and eight-year-old children? I was, to be honest, a law school dropout with what even then had been reduced to that most pedestrian of BA degrees for the idly educated, English literature; this was my first real job.

Why was I considered fit to be the conveyor of ‘education’ to children who were in the formative stages of learning: tackling concepts, understanding the roots of analysis and critical thinking, developing the ability to question and cross-reference, and so on? Surely such potentially life-shaping power should have gone to a person with at least relevant experience if not a degree — to say nothing of commitment?

 Standards are falling even in the best schools.

My tale encapsulates one of the most pervasive, yet under-recognised, gaps in the country’s education system — the disconnect between the resources pumped into colleges and universities, and the near-criminal paucity of the same at the primary and early-secondary tiers.

The Higher Education Commission has been the recipient of large sums of money. Instead of betterment in academia in real terms, though, the gains have largely been in terms of numbers: so many more accredited institutions, so many more PhDs, etc. The trouble is, PhD theses turn out to be plagiarised; ‘scholars’ resort to self-published books to boost their credentials; persons in august positions of academic excellence are exposed as having clay feet.

The National University of Science and Technology recently made it to the top 500 in the QS World University Rankings. A few other Pakistani institutions also hold positions on this scale. But depressingly, , of the over 180 varsities in the country, only six are ranked on the QS. By contrast, India has several institutions rating amongst Asia’s top 100.

We’re aware of the ruinous ‘education emergency’ that has Pakistan in its thrall, with no end in sight. But my contention is, even in the best schools, amongst those that are privileged enough to access education, there are falling standards. Part of the answer can be found in the type of person hired to teach at the early school-years-level.

Two types of teachers (almost exclusively female) dominate. There are those with little experience other than their ability to keep children involved in glorified daycare centres. Many of them are committed and profess to love children, which is great. But commitment and connection cannot replace degrees and formal training. Then, there are those that I think of as the ‘otherwise-housewives’, who are teaching at levels where degrees are not required so that the tuition fee of their own children is reduced. That says something about motivation, as well as the rapacious workings of ‘respectable’ institutions.

The onus lies not on these hard workers, but on the institutions — which is perhaps most of them — that display these hiring practices. They maximise profits (even while charging customers in the hundreds of thousands of rupees) by hiring staff that they can get away with paying the minimum possible — simply because they can. Such staff has neither commitment nor, usually, a long shelf life.

By contrast, consider that by Class 8 or 9, an amateur cannot teach maths or biology or English literature because the standards of the examinations being prepared require specialised knowledge. But in Class 1 or 2, or in kindergarten, institutions can get away with anything — and they do. The customers are held hostage by the lack of choice: private schools operating in a manner somewhat akin to a cartel, and the responsibility for quality public-sector education having long been abdicated by state institutions.

By the time students get to higher grades where they have access to specialist teachers, for many the damage has already, irretrievably, been done: poor grasp of concepts, weak ethical moorings, the tendency towards rote learning and short cuts, the search for the ‘right’ — not well-researched and well-argued — answer, an understanding of education and learning as something to acquire and file away rather than a lifelong mission towards understanding and excellence.
Is it any wonder, then, that Pakistan’s universities are churning out dross?Dawn.
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Education News from Sindh / All set for QAU’s 50 years celebrations
« Last post by sb on June 19, 2017, 09:43:46 AM »
All set for QAU’s 50 years celebrations
Islamabad:June 19:The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has set the stage to mark 50 years of its establishment.
Established in July 1967, the country's premier university first began teaching and research programmes for PhD and MPhil degrees and later offered master’s, graduate and undergraduate programmes. Having four faculties and nine other teaching and research institutes, centre and schools, it has over 5,500 students. According to the university's spokesman, Nadeem Yasir, a series of events for the 50 years celebrations will begin on July 13. "The major event will be the cake cutting ceremony on the campus. There will also be a daylong funfair. A student dramatic performances and music concert will take place in the evening," he told 'The News'.

The spokesman said a large number of alumni, diplomats, government officials and students from across the country would participate in the events.

He said the university invited its family of students, faculty and alumni to join and celebrate 50 remarkable years on July 13.The news.
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HEC launches secure, robust online degree attestation system
Islamabad:June 19:The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has launched a completely secure and robust online degree attestation system through which applicants can apply for attestation of their degrees while sitting at home.
HEC has created a new portal which the applicants will use for online registration and creation of account. The system has been evolved to facilitate degree holders with a hassle-free mechanism where they will no longer have to stand in queues for attestation of their documents.

The applicant may now fill an online application form and upload his/her scanned documents. After submission, the application will initially be scrutinised online by HEC. The applicant will then receive an email or SMS to schedule his visit at one of HEC offices in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar or Quetta.

On scheduled date and time, the applicant will bring all his/her original documents along with a copy of the same and receive attested degrees within a short time. In case the applicant sends someone else on scheduled time, that person should carry an authority letter from the applicant.

The applicant may also get his/her degrees attested through courier service. In this case, he/she will select the mode of attestation through courier and will submit documents and fee with the courier company whose details are available on the portal.

For PhD applicants, the verification process is based on two steps. From dashboard, the applicants will be navigated to PhD Country Directory (PCD) and the system will make a search on the basis of CNIC or email address provided by the user. The user will then add PCD serial number and fill in the data verification form. HEC will verify the record for subsequent attestation.

The applicants can also re-schedule their visit in case of failure to visit on the time prescribed earlier. The new system also provides the facility of tracking the application online.

It is pertinent to mention here that the new system for degree attestation has been linked to Pakistan Qualification Register (PQR). Unless a degree programme is listed in PQR, the applicant will not be able to proceed for attestation. In this case, the applicant can contact the focal person of his/her university asking for entry of the programme in PQR. List of focal persons is available at the attestation portal.

Though majority of universities have been completing the entries on PQR proactively, however some universities whose response is slow are being advised to enter their degree programmes in PQR at the earliest so as to streamline attestation and other related processes. Further details of the new online attestation process are available at hec.gov.pk/site/das.The news.
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Education News from Sindh / Calligraphy exhibition featuring 61 works held
« Last post by sb on June 19, 2017, 09:42:00 AM »
Calligraphy exhibition featuring 61 works held
Karachi:June 19:The Karachi Arts Council was host to a calligraphy exhibition featuring both professional and amateur artists.
The exhibition, which was organised on Friday, was based on 61 works. All the works reflected talent, professionalism and a deep-seated religious fervour.

Despite all the works being masterpieces, some stood out even among these. For example, there was one titled “Noou wel Kalam”, meaning thereby “whatever has been revealed through divine sources reached the followers with the pen”.

The artist is Fasihuddin Qureshi, who happens to be an Arts Council official and was the curator of the exhibition.

Another imposing exhibit is the big mural with “Allah” as its centerpiece. The mere colouring is so intricate that it gives the viewer the feeling of being at one with the cosmos and seeing the glory of God’s creation.

The work has been accomplished by students of the Arts Council Institute of Arts and Crafts. Red and blue are the main colours.

Karachi Commissioner Ejaz Ahmed Khan, who inaugurated the exhibition by cutting the tape, congratulated the Arts Council on having organised such an auspicious event and praised the high professional standard of the artists.

He said that it was very encouraging to see the religious fervor our people were imbued with.

Earlier, Qudsia Akbar, while welcoming the chief guest, said that this exhibition had been held for two decades now and ostensibly it had gone a long way to cultivate the artstic sense among our youngsters. Later, certificates of participation were distributed among the artists.The news.
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KU admin holding back salaries of Benazir Bhutto Chair officials’
Karachi:June 19:The University of Karachi’s (KU) administration has stopped payment of salaries to the director and employees looking after operations of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Chair after the Sindh High Court (SHC) restrained the varsity management from removing the chair’s incumbent director.
The university authorities were also learnt to have not paid funds to the contractors constructing the SMBB chair’s building and convention centre, funds for which had already been released by the Sindh government in the past.
SMBB Chair Director Sahar Gul Bhatti had recently written to KU vice chancellor, Dr Muhammad Amjal, to inform him that the university’s finance department was refusing to sign the routine bills and checks including those of salaries of the director and other employees.

The matter of refusal to make payment to contractors and suppliers constructing the building and the centre was also taken up by Sahar in the letter.

The contractors could consequently not pay salaries to the construction workers, the letter maintained. Also, funds released by the government would lapse if not released on time as the current fiscal year was coming to an end.

The Sindh government had established the SMBB chair in September 2008 with an aim to carry out researches and publishing books concerning the political struggle and vision of the slain prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.

Sahar was appointed its director in 2015 for a two-year tenure. Later, according to her, the varsity’s syndicate extended the tenure of the chair’s director from two to four years. As per the decision, Sahar was to remain the director till June 2019.

However, the varsity’s registrar recently issued a letter regarding her removal from the post. On June 8, the SHC restrained KU’s administration from removing Bhatti from the directorship of the chair till July 5.

The incumbent director said that ceasing salaries of the chair’s staff and funds for projects being run under the SMBB chair was a violation of court orders and basic human rights. “Eid is near but the employees have not been paid their salaries,” she told The News. “This has also hampered the chair’s work.”The news.
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Education News from Sindh / PTM held at Millennials campuses
« Last post by sb on June 17, 2017, 12:10:15 PM »
PTM held at Millennials campuses
Islamabad:June 15:Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) held Term Parent Teacher Meetings in twin cities and nationwide campuses which were based on the theme of ‘Books’, says a press release.

Keeping in mind, the theme was to inspire and educate the Millennials also to encourage and motivate the youth about the importance of Books in this 21st Century Era, where technology has taken over. Roots Millennium Schools enlightened Millennial with the thought; “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand” (Neil Gaimon).

It was an occasion which allowed that parental community to witness the efforts towards the holistic development of Millennials with focus upon developing social skills such as citizenship, honesty, respect for others, kindness, cooperation, generosity, courtesy and respect for home, school and community.

PTM is a three- way relationship between parent, child and the teacher to work together positively in order to bring out the child`s maximum potential. Both kids and teens do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending parent teacher conferences is a way to be involved and help the child succeed.

Roots Millennium Schools strongly believe that connecting home and school is the best key to student success in the classroom. Teachers and parents can use these moments to establish a rapport and a partnership to develop a common goal that focuses on helping children have the best possible school experience. Parent Teacher Meeting is a great opportunity for educators and parents to share ideas and strategies that honour their shared responsibility in educating a child. Such conferences focus on academic learning, child`s behavioural and social development and individualized education plans.

In the words of a happy Millennial Parent “Parent Teacher Meetings can play a very important role in a student's development and academic success by maintaining an open dialogue and comparing notes on the student's achievements, personality or behaviour.”

Excellent parental turnout was seen in all RMS campuses. Most of them were satisfied with the quality of educational standard provided by RMS, and appreciative of the efforts of the faculty.
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Education News from Sindh / STEM conference organised to promote education
« Last post by sb on June 17, 2017, 12:09:22 PM »
STEM conference organised to promote education
Islamabad:June 15:At Roots International Schools students are provided with multiple opportunities to enhance their skills and develop their personality through participation at multiple national and international forums.
Roots International Schools take pride in the fact that students are taught in innovative and novel way. Students further learn to deal with challenging environments as they are taught logical thinking and inquiry based learning from early years.

For years parent-teacher conferences have been the primary means of parent-teacher communication. RIS believe in establishing a very effective relationship with parents and that this parent-teacher partnership can make a significant difference in child’s education. Therefore to enhance the interaction between parents and teachers and to make parents more involved and responsive to their children’s social, emotional, and intellectual development need. Roots international Schools introduced new idea of student-led conferences that communicate not only how a student’s doing but also why. For years that process has been the norm, but now it is changing.  When students display their project, give presentations, communicate to people about their work done, it seems very impressive to attendees of conference.

Theme of Students-Led Conference was ‘Stem’. Roots international Schools is promoting Stem education in its nationwide campuses is for all students. Our goal is to increase the STEM proficiency of RIS students by helping them develop knowledge and skills that will prepare them for post-secondary study and careers in Stem.” STEM proficient students are able to answer complex questions, investigate global issues, and develop solutions for challenges and real-world problems while applying the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content. STEM proficient students are logical thinkers who are technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate.

RIS students worked , displayed and presented  various projects such as Robotics-hands , cheer leaders, drone , water cooler, bio diversity, circulatory system, producing electricity using windmill, energy conversion, Working ATM machine, working AC, generator, vacuum cleaner, solar system, water cycle, water penetration plant, food pyramid, habitat, water pollution, working table fan and many more.

CEO RIS Said: “Roots International Schools is taking one step ahead, changing the conventional style of teaching into modern to meet the global standards. We are preparing students for 21st century dynamics and challenges. This STEM education is going to help them in developing communication, analytical, presentation, technical skills, which will embark them upon successful future, ultimately will help economic growth and development of our country Pakistan.
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Education News from Sindh / 100,000 youths to be trained under PM programme
« Last post by sb on June 17, 2017, 12:08:27 PM »
100,000 youths to be trained under PM programme
Islamabad:June 15:Around 100,000 young boys and girls will be trained in next phase of the Prime Minister's Youth Skill Development Phase-III.
"We will bring our skill training system on par with the international standards so that our skilled youth can easily get jobs both at local and international market," National Vocational & Technical Training Commission executive director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema told a video conference here attended by senior relevant officials from Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.

During the session, status of the ongoing training under Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Phase-III was thoroughly evaluated and further reforms were discussed to make the existing setup more transparent, effective and meaningful in the next phase.

Zulfiqar Cheema said that the final exam under Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Program, Phase III (Batch-02) will commence from 4th July and 90 percent of it would be based on practical exercises. Out of three assessors, two would be industrial experts.

Moreover, skill competitions would be held across the country between 15-30 July and the winners will be awarded with cash prizes and certificates.

Directors from Sindh and Baluchistan gave a detailed briefing on the progress and preparation of final examination, skill competitions and upcoming fourth phase of PMYSDP.

Zulfiqar Cheema advised the officials to work with honesty to make skill competitions more meaningful and functional.

He also asked them to invite industrialists and employers so that they could witness the level of skills of the trained youth and offer them with jobs on the spot.

The NAVTCC chief said representatives of the industry should also be invited during final examination.  "It is our top priority to provide top notch quality training on par with international standards," he said.
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Education News from Sindh / PMA opposes govt plan to bifurcate DUHS
« Last post by sb on June 17, 2017, 12:07:32 PM »
PMA opposes govt plan to bifurcate DUHS
Karachi:June 15:The Karachi chapter of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed concerns over reports that the Sindh government was planning to establish a new medical university by bifurcating the Dow International Medical College (DIMC), which is a constituent college of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS).

PMA leader Dr Ahmed Bhimani alleged on Tuesday that the plan was being formulated by some individuals with vested interests in the Sindh government, after they failed to appoint their desired person as the DUHS vice chancellor.

He claimed the meritorious appointment of the current DUHS VC was not acceptable to some individuals in the provincial government. “They want to divide the institution and create a varsity to undermine the authority of the DUHS administration.”

Talking about the DIMC, he said foreign students were paying a hefty amount of US$22,000 per year and the five registered batches had paid over a billion rupees to the college. “The college also receives donations but there is no record of its audit,” Dr Bhimani asserted.

He stated the PMA suspected that those billions would be wasted in creating a new medical university, a move that he said would further complicate the situation for teachers who are already providing their services to both the DUHS and its constituent college, DIMC.

“The PMA demands that the Sindh government refrain from establishing a new medical university. The government should instead focus on improving the quality of education at the existing universities.”
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